The following update is being introduced as part of NRDR version 13.15.4 on May 1, 2021.
COVID Vaccination Data Elements Added to CTC, LCSR, and NMD Registries
New file versions will be implemented for CTC, LCSR, and NMD that allow sites to capture a patient's COVID vaccination information. The data elements that can be captured are: COVID vaccine, vaccine date, vaccine type, and vaccine site. These data elements can also be entered for a patient on the Manage Patients page.
Patient Race Codes Updated for CTC, LCSR, and NMD
Patient race codes across CTC, LCSR, and NMD are being harmonized. The new race codes are reflected in the new file versions for CTC, LCSR, and NMD.
CTC file v1.3 and LCSR file v1.5 patient race codes 1 and 2, American Indian and Alaska Native respectively, have been combined into race code 1 American Indian or Alaska Native. Patient race code 2 will be retired and no longer accepted in the newest file versions. Sites submitting data in the previous file versions will have the race code 2 mapped in the registry database.
NMD v3.3 will now include a data element for patient race.